Giardia test for dogs and cats.

Giardia (PCR) Test

£70.20 per test

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing identifies the presence of a pathogen’s DNA or RNA in a sample specimen. PCR is highly sensitive and is considered the gold standard test method for confirming the presence of giardia.

Giardia stands out as a significant cause of gastroenteritis illness. The primary organism behind this condition, giardia intestinalis, ranks as one of the leading protozoal gut parasites. This disease is capable of operating as a zoonotic infection, allowing for the transmission between animals and humans.  The transmission of giardiasis occurs through the consumption of water or material contaminated with giardia cysts. Once ingested, the cysts undergo excystation, leading to the multiplication of trophozoites and their subsequent colonisation of the upper portion of the small intestine.

This kit includes free outward postage and free 24 hour tracked return postage.

Critical timescales

  • This test can be run as either an initial screening or at any point from 48 hours after treatment completion, distinguishing it from other methods that require a minimum three-week wait.  This shortened sample exclusionary period makes it highly effective for post-treatment evaluations, to check treatment efficacy.  The ability to conduct earlier testing means either normal activities can be resumed sooner or the administration of additional treatments can be arranged more quickly if required, thereby minimising the duration of contagion from any lingering infection.
  • Upon arrival of the sample into the lab, there is up to a 5 working day turnaround on this test although results will be issued via email as soon as they are signed off by the duty lab manager.  If you require the results by a certain deadline e.g. ahead of a vet’s appointment, please contact us prior to ordering and we may be able to expedite the testing via prior arrangement.
  • This test has a use by date of at least 6 weeks from point of order and it must be returned to the lab on or any time before the use by date.
  • Order before 3pm Monday-Friday for free same day dispatch, which we send on a 24 hour service.  If your screen is urgent and you would prefer to send a sample directly to the lab today, please contact us and we will provide a prepaid postage label and a Unique Lab Reference number via email and will help you with what is required.

£70.20 per test

How does it work?

1. Choose and order your kit

Select the screens you would like to run for your animal and we will post you a collection kit

2. Send us a sample for testing

Collect your animals faecal sample and post it to us for testing in our laboratory

3. Receive your results via email

Free Registered Animal Medicines Advisor (RAMA) aftercare is available where required.

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Giardia Test for Dogs and Cats
Giardia (PCR) Test